Welcome to FIRST 5

FIRST 5 Programs and Services

Learn more about how FIRST 5 Santa Clara County and our partners work together to ensure that families and young children thrive.

Family Resource Centers

Find places in your community where you and your child can learn and grow together. 

Bridge Library Program

Check out books in your neighborhood without overdue fees or the needs for a library card. 

Health and Wellness

Find information on free vision, hearing, and dental screenings for your child.


Explore our Topics

From developmental milestones to health and nutrition, browse our topics to find helpful information to support you in raising a happy, healthy child. 

Health & Nutrition
May 20, 2022
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a 3rd round of free at-home tests. Order yours today. Need help placing an order for your at-⁠home tests?Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489). If you […]
Health & Nutrition
May 20, 2022
The recent recall of certain 2022 Abbott powdered formulas, along with the impacts of the ongoing pandemic, has led to periodic shortages of major brands of infant formula. The infant formula […]
Health & Nutrition, Parent Support & Resources
April 29, 2022
Moderna is seeking to be the first to offer COVID-19 vaccine for the youngest American children, as it asked the Food and Drug Administration Thursday to clear low-dose shots for babies, toddlers and […]
Early Development & Well Being, Parent Support & Resources
April 11, 2022
In the first five years of your child’s life, there are many milestones that they should reach to make sure they are growing and thriving. When these milestones aren’t reached, […]
Health & Nutrition
February 1, 2022
Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease found in young children. In Santa Clara County, roughly half of low-income children have a history of cavities before entering Kindergarten. Oral […]
Early Development & Well Being, Parent Support & Resources
December 11, 2021
If your child is throwing a tantrum, it can feel overwhelming. However, tantrums and other out of control behaviors are normal ways of your child expressing his or her feelings. […]
Early Learning
December 5, 2021
Learning to read and write does not start in Kindergarten or first grade! Developing these skills begins at birth through sharing books, telling stories, singing songs, and talking to one […]
Early Development & Well Being, Health & Nutrition
November 28, 2021
Develop healthy habits from the start! Here are a few ways to support your happy, healthy toddler. Give your child water and plain milk instead of sugary drinks. After the […]
Health & Nutrition, Parent Support & Resources
November 19, 2021
Every baby is different. How much and how often your baby feeds will depend on your baby’s needs. Here are a few things to know about how much and how […]
Early Learning
November 12, 2021
Making the most of early learning moments can help your child have a strong start in Kindergarten. Babies are born curious, so sharing moments with them through speaking, reading, and […]

Children’s Events & Activities

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